The latest crime data from NYPD state that the theft cases in the subway soared by 50% in September.
The NYPD said subway thefts went from 64 in August to 96 in September.
While the theft cases have risen, overall crimes on New York City’s subways are at a 25-year low.
One of the subway crimes recorded in September was the arrest of a 27-year-old man for carrying a firearm and more than 300 rounds of ammunition at a Lower Manhattan subway station in the early morning of September 30.
The NYPD identified the suspect as 27-year-old Karon Agurs of Manhattan’s Bowery neighborhood who was arrested around 2:45 a.m. on the platform of the Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall/Chambers Street subway station with a fanny pack around
Taken from the suspect were a loaded gun, 12 magazines, and over 300 rounds of ammunition.
Criminal charges of possession of a loaded firearm and criminal possession of a weapon were already filed against the detained suspect.